Some services restored after quake

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Associated Press

Posted on April 4, 2014 at 4:02 PM

Updated Friday, Apr 4 at 5:04 PM

IQUIQUE, Chile (AP) — Officials in Chile say some essential services, like water, fuel and electricity, are being re-established, three days after a powerful earthquake.

Hundreds of aftershocks have rattled the country's far northern regions since Tuesday's quake, which damaged thousands of homes. Pockets of poor people living in damaged homes, shantytowns and tents are still suffering the brunt of the disaster.

The death of a six-day-old girl from hypothermia today raised the death toll from the quake to seven. She had been sleeping in a tent in the middle of the street with her mother.

Soldiers are keeping a close watch on supermarkets and gas stations in a port city near the epicenter of the quake. They're trying to prevent looting, as people line up for gasoline, water and food.

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APPHOTO XLHP112: A street is covered by debris from the earthquake damaged Duty Free Zone of Iquique, in Iquique, Chile, Friday, April 4, 2014. Following a magnitude-8.2 earthquake early in the week, soldiers have kept a close watch on supermarkets and gas stations to prevent looting as many people continued to line up on Friday for gasoline, water and food. The city remained largely peaceful and no new major damage or casualties were reported from the continuing aftershocks that have rattled the sleep-deprived citizens of Chile's north. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo) (4 Apr 2014)

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